Ready to Rumble (2000; Brian Robbins) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 19
“Let’s get ready to podcast!”
Despite all the icy sugar locking up their nog-nogs, professional septic tank cleaners Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review Brian Robbins’ unbelievably unfunny 2000 wrestling comedy Ready to Rumble, starring Hollywood legacy bottomfeeders David Arquette and Scott Caan as nitwit fans on a mission to redeem their disgraced hero. Famously doughy character actor Oliver Platt plays the fallen wrestling heavyweight (Platt wears at least three top layers at all times to simulate nonexistent musculature), although excrement could have easily received third billing over Platt. After establishing the film’s barrel-scraping hierarchy of humor (poop; butts; farts; abuse of women; sodomy), Daniel and Corky exchange WWKD bracelets and discuss brain freeze hallucinations, Montreal Screwjobs, Oliver Platt’s lyrical flow, the carnal appeal of Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts and crotch kick supercuts.
U.S. release date: April 7, 2000
Box office performance: Production budget – $24 million; worldwide gross – $12.4 million
Critics scores: 23 on Rotten Tomatoes; 23 on MetaCritic
This week’s craft beer: New Glory Craft Brewery’s Double Dry-Hopped Greenergy DIPA (8.0% ABV)
This week’s Darer: Jorge H.
Why did Jorge dare Daniel and Corky to watch Ready to Rumble? “To make you watch this.”
This week’s referenced movies: Hardball; Norbit; Without a Paddle; Walk of Shame; The Identical; Rules of Engagement; Return to Me; Clifford; Wayne’s World; the Bill and Ted movies; the Fifty Shades trilogy; Grudge Match; Clue; The Warriors; Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Ratings for Ready to Rumble: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare